Rampage Assist is Buddy Walk For Down Syndome Awareness Month

The Rampage celebrated National Down Syndrome Awareness month by assisting at the annual Buddy Walk.  The event, which is hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa includes far more than walking.  Participants enjoy clowns, balloons, inflated obstacle courses, Jupiter jumps, dancing, and much more at the charity gathering.

 

Rampage players took on a variety of tasks during the event, including donning the Tulsa Oilers mascot uniform, in order to demonstrate their support.  The favorite activities for the players though, were mingling with kids and cheering everyone on during the walk.  For the second day in a row, the team was inspired by the attitude of the little ones who’s disabilities didn’t deter their excitement for life.  “This has been a spectacular weekend for the team,” General Manager Julie Wilson says “we’ve witnessed amazing determination and attitude in the face of adversity.  What a great life lesson for all of us.”

 

In addition to creating a great volunteer opportunity for the Rampage, the Buddy Walk raised over $30,000 to provide support and service to the families of people with Down Syndrome in the Tulsa area.

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